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Copyright: Sitthivet Santikarn (Steve) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 43] (338)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-08 21:22
Viewed: 3906
Points: 16
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yesterday I posted a close-up of a bird, today I am showing a group photo! Here's a view of lake Nakuru in Kenya taken from a nearby hill, and all those pink dots are Flamingos! There are hundreds of thousands of them, and other water birds as well, in this lake. Unfortunately the lake is gradually drying and there'll be less water birds in future.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2006-12-09 1:16]
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Hi Sitthivet,
That is such a beautiful sight. Just wondering when this image was taken, there has been some disturbing news of a infection taking a heavy toll on flamingoes in Africa. We here in Mumbai are awaiting our flamingo population to arrive & they see to be a couple of weeks late.
Badruddin Ali

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-09 1:51]

Hello Sitthivet,
Impressive shot of these huge numbers of Flamingoes! I wonder how their presence affects the quality of the water! Excellent record of this gathering and beautiful colours.
TFS, Ulla

Wonderful picture. I can imagine, that seeing flamingos moving and hearing them was even more amaizing.
I like the colours of your photo and the composition.

Hi Sitthivet, a few minutes ago I reviewed a shot from eserrano where I saw the largest flock of birds I had ever seen. Now you present this. This has now got to be the largest flock I have seen on the ground. This is a fantastic shot. I will suggest to you as I did to him, you should post this as a large post. It would be awesome.

Thanks, John

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-09 7:28]
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Hi Sitthivet

Wow, that's a couple of birds you got there. Did you perhaps count them, and if not, why not?

This is a very interesting record of these birds congregating in great numbers. I assume it is a combination of greater and lesser flamingos by the looks of all the small white dots between the pink dots. I like your composition with the snaking effect of the shoreline riddled with the birds. Three very distinct colours adorn the photo with the blue water to the right, the pink band of flamingos, and the earthy brown of the shoreline.

Well captured and TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-09 7:28]

Incroyable et surprenant.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-09 7:30]

Hi Sitthivet,
What an amzing picture! I cannot believe how many flamingos are on this beach. Sad to read about the drying out of the lake.Everywhere problems in nature. We have to react.
Best regards

Hello Sitthivet,
Unbelievable! What a marvellous sight this must be, looks great even in a small picture...
Lovely lines and colours in this fine composition!
Pablo -

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